Private boreholes for Nairobi’s urban poor: The stop-gap or the solution?

A study in Nairobi’s low-income settlements has found that boreholes represent an expensive but ‘least bad’ coping strategy, though at the expense of groundwater resources declining at an average annual rate of 3m.

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‘Atlas of Cities’ overlooks cities of the south

The overarching theme of this large book is that cities are both alike and revealing of ‘incredible differences.’ The theme is tantalizing and potentially of great intellectual interest but the volume does not seek to develop it beyond the superficial, largely because of its focus on cities of the north.


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